The Recreation Centers of Sun City West are proud to announce the return of Happy Camp in March of 2024 for the grandchildren of Sun City West residents. This program is coordinated through the Rec Centers’ Events Department and the Chartered Clubs of Sun City West.

Happy Camp provides a variety of activities that enlighten and entertain children of all ages, giving Sun City West residents an opportunity to share with their grandchildren the fun and excitement of activities such as flight simulator, broadcasting, auto restoration, desert gardening, panning for “gold” and much more!

Craft activities included in this year’s event include artistic lettering and card design, decorative arts, sewing, beading, weaving, clay sculpting, ceramics and much more. Children can also participate in a variety of physical activities such as fitness classes, hula dancing, pickleball, softball, tennis and bocce.

Tickets are required for both free and paid activities. Members can pick up tickets in person at the R.H. Johnson Box Office. Box office hours from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The program is designed for Sun City West residents and their grandchildren only. An adult must be present for the duration of all activities with their grandchildren. Ticketed activities are for children only.

Mark your calendars now for Happy Camp 2024!

Child Guest Passes

The Rec Centers will be waiving the child’s guest pass this year for all club activities. The only exceptions involve the purchase of bowling games at the R.H. Johnson Sports Pavilion and child guest passes for access to the pool at the R.H. Johnson Recreation Center.

Individual clubs may charge an activity fee (see schedule of events below).

Thank you to the Clubs

A big thank you goes out to all the Chartered Clubs that participated in this year’s Happy Camp event! If you wish to learn more about Chartered Clubs in Sun City West, visit scwclubs.com or click the button below.

Rec Centers Maps

To help you and your grandkids navigate all the great activities scheduled for this year’s Happy Camp, maps of each recreation center are available by clicking the buttons below.

2024 Happy Camp Schedule

Red Hot Clowns - Face Painting

The Red Hot Clowns will be providing free face painting in the R.H. Johnson Pool lobby on March 18 and 19 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Child’s guest pass must be purchased upon arrival at pool.

Root Beer Floats with Zymurgy Club

The Zymurgy Club will be serving free root beer floats at the R.H. Johnson Pool from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 18 through 20 while supplies last. Child’s guest pass must be purchased upon arrival at pool.

Bowling at R.H. Johnson

Enjoy a couple games of bowling at the R.H. Johnson Sports Pavilion. From 9 a.m to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 23 and Sunday, March 24, two games of bowling are $2 and include shoe rental. 

Week One

March 18 through 22

Fitness – Zumba

  • Free activity
  • Ages 9+
  • 7:30 to 8:30 a.m.
  • Palm Ridge Summit Hall
Fitness – Sculpt 45

  • Free activity
  • Ages 9+
  • 9 to 9:45 a.m.
  • Palm Ridge Summit Hall
Clay (Sold Out)

  • Free activity
  • Ages 8 to 14
  • 9 to 11 a.m.
  • Beardsley Clay Studio
Rip N’ Sew (Sold Out)

  • Free activity
  • Ages 5 to 12
  • 10 to 11:30 a.m.
  • R.H. Johnson Arts & Crafts Village – Rip N’ Sew
Platform Tennis

  • Free activity
  • Ages 8 to 12
  • 1 to 2:30 a.m.
  • R.H. Johnson Tennis Facility
Basketeers (Ticket Sales Closed)

  • $5
  • Ages 7+
  • 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
  • Kuentz Mesa Room
Beaders (Sold Out)

  • $4
  • Ages 6 to 16
  • 10 to 11 a.m.
  • Kuentz Kiva Room
Broadcasting

  • $1
  • Ages 7 to 14
  • 10 to 11 a.m.
  • RHJ Men’s Club Building – Broadcast Studio
Bocce

  • Free activity
  • Ages 6 to 16
  • 1 to 2:30 p.m.
  • RHJ Activity Center – Bocce Courts
Pickleball

  • Free activity
  • Ages 8+
  • 1 to 3 p.m.
  • Palm Ridge Liberty Courts

Fitness – Zumba

  • Free activity
  • Ages 9+
  • 7:30 to 8:30 a.m.
  • Palm Ridge Summit Hall

Fitness – Sculpt 45

  • Free activity
  • Ages 9+
  • 9 to 9:45 a.m.
  • Palm Ridge Summit Hall

Desert Garden

  • Free activity
  • Ages 8+
  • 9 to 10:15 a.m.
  • 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
  • Beardsley Greenhouse

Learn Chess (Sold Out)

  • Free activity
  • Ages 5+
  • Noon to 2 p.m.
  • R.H. Johnson Library

Leather Carvers

  • $5
  • Ages 9+
  • 1 to 3 p.m.
  • Kuentz Leather Crafts Studio

Ceramics (Sold Out)

  • $3
  • Ages 5+
  • 2 to 4 p.m.
  • RHJ Ceramic Studio

Softball

  • Free activity
  • Ages 5 to 12
  • 4 to 5:30 p.m.
  • Kuentz Liberty Field
     

Flight Simulator (Sold Out)

  • Free activity
  • Ages 10+
  • 9 to 10 a.m.
  • 10 to 11 a.m.
  • 11 a.m. to noon
  • Palm Ridge Computers West

Beaders

  • $4
  • Ages 6 to 16
  • 10 to 11 a.m.
  • Kuentz Kiva Room

Story Time with Craft

  • Free activity
  • Ages 3+
  • 11:30 to 12:30 p.m.
  • R.H. Johnson Library

Bocce

  • Free activity
  • Ages 6 to 16
  • 1 to 2:30 p.m.
  • RHJ Activity Center – Bocce Courts

Pickleball (Sold Out)

  • Free activity
  • Ages 8+
  • 1 to 3 p.m.
  • Palm Ridge Liberty Courts

Mac-Cro-Knit

  • The scheduled Mac-Cro-Knit class has been cancelled.

Automotive Restoration

  • Free activity
  • Ages 10 to 18
  • 2 to 4 p.m.
  • RHJ ARC Building
     

Fitness – Zumba

  • Free activity
  • Ages 9+
  • 7:30 to 8:30 a.m.
  • Palm Ridge Summit Hall

Fitness – Sculpt 45

  • Free activity
  • Ages 9+
  • 9 to 9:45 a.m.
  • Palm Ridge Summit Hall

Weavers West

  • $2
  • Ages 7 to 12
  • 9 to 11 a.m.
  • Kuentz Weavers West

Scrapbooking, Papercrafts & More

  • Free activity
  • Ages 8+
  • 9:30 to 11 a.m.
  • Beardsley Arts & Crafts Building – Agave Room

Broadcasting

  • $1
  • Ages 7 to 14
  • 10 to 11 a.m.
  • 11 a.m. to noon
  • RHJ Men’s Club Building – Broadcast Studio

Decorative Arts (Ticket Sales Closed)

  • $2
  • Ages 8+
  • 1 to 3 p.m.
  • Kuentz Courtyard Breezeway

Week Two

March 25 through 29

Fitness – Zumba

  • Free activity
  • Ages 9+
  • 7:30 to 8:30 a.m.
  • Palm Ridge Summit Hall

Fitness – Sculpt 45

  • Free activity
  • Ages 9+
  • 9 to 9:45 a.m.
  • Palm Ridge Summit Hall

Clay (Sold Out)

  • Free activity
  • Ages 8 to 14
  • 9 to 11 a.m.
  • Beardsley Clay Studio

Artistic Hand Lettering, Cards & Mixed Media (Ticket Sales Closed)

  • Free activity
  • Ages 7 to 13
  • 10 a.m. to noon
  • Kuentz Pueblo Room

Rip N’ Sew (Sold Out)

  • Free activity
  • Ages 5 to 12
  • 10 to 11:30 a.m.
  • RHJ Arts and Crafts Village – Rip N’ Sew

Tennis

  • Free activity
  • Ages 8 to 12
  • 1 to 3 p.m.
  • RHJ Tennis Facility
       

Weavers West Guild

  • $2
  • Ages 7 to 12
  • 9 to 11 a.m.
  • Kuentz Weavers West

Basketeers (Ticket Sales Closed)

  • $5
  • Ages 7+
  • 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
  • Kuentz Mesa Room

Beaders (Sold Out)

  • $4
  • Ages 6 to 16
  • 10 to 11 a.m.
  • Kuentz Kiva Room

Broadcasting (Sold Out)

  • $1
  • Ages 7 to 14
  • 10 to 11 a.m.
  • RHJ Men’s Club Building – Broadcast Studio

Bocce

  • Free activity
  • Ages 6 to 16
  • 1 to 2:30 p.m.
  • RHJ Activity Center – Bocce Courts

Pickleball (Sold Out)

  • Free activity
  • Ages 8+
  • 1 to 3 p.m.
  • Palm Ridge Liberty Courts

Hula #1 with Craft

  • The scheduled Hula #1 class has been canceled
Fitness – Zumba

  • Free activity
  • Ages 9+
  • 7:30 to 8:30 a.m.
  • Palm Ridge Summit Hall
Desert Garden

  • Free activity
  • Ages 8+
  • 9 to 10:15 a.m.
  • 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
  • Beardsley Greenhouse
Leather Carvers

  • $5
  • Ages 9+
  • 1 to 3 p.m.
  • Kuentz Leather Crafts Studio
Ceramics (Sold Out)

  • $3
  • Ages 5+
  • 2 to 4 p.m.
  • RHJ Ceramic Studio
Hula #2 with Craft

  • The scheduled Hula #2 class has been canceled
Softball

  • Free activity
  • Ages 5 to 12
  • 4 to 5:30 p.m.
  • Kuentz Liberty Field
       

Rockhounds

  • Free activity
  • Ages 8+
  • 8 to 10 a.m.
  • 10 to noon
  • Beardsley Ramada 2

Flight Simulator (Sold Out)

  • Free activity
  • Ages 10+
  • 9 to 10 a.m.
  • 10 to 11 a.m.
  • 11 a.m. to noon
  • Palm Ridge Computers West

Beaders (Sold Out)

  • $4
  • Ages 6 to 16
  • 10 to 11 a.m.
  • Kuentz Kiva Room

Story Time with Craft (Sold Out)

  • Free activity
  • Ages 3+
  • 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • R.H. Johnson Library

Bocce

  • Free activity
  • Ages 6 to 16
  • 1 to 2:30 p.m.
  • RHJ Activity Center – Bocce Courts

Pickleball (Sold Out)

  • Free activity
  • Ages 8+
  • 1 to 3 p.m.
  • Palm Ridge Liberty Courts

Hula #3

  • The scheduled Hula #3 class has been canceled

Automotive Restoration

  • Free activity
  • Ages 10 to 18
  • 2 to 4 p.m.
  • RHJ ARC Building
   

Fitness – Zumba

  • Free activity
  • Ages 9+
  • 7:30 to 8:30 a.m.
  • Palm Ridge Summit Hall

Fitness – Sculpt 45

  • Free activity
  • Ages 9+
  • 9 to 9:45 a.m.
  • Palm Ridge Summit Hall

Scrapbooking, Papercrafts & More

  • Free activity
  • Ages 8+
  • 9:30 to 11 a.m.
  • Beardsley Arts & Crafts Building – Agave Room

Broadcasting (10 a.m. session sold out)

  • $1
  • Ages 7 to 14
  • 10 to 11 a.m.
  • 11 a.m. to noon
  • RHJ Men’s Club Building – Broadcast Studio

Hula #4 with Dance Recital

  • The scheduled Hula #4 class has been canceled
The owner of this website has made a commitment to accessibility and inclusion, please report any problems that you encounter using the contact form on this website. This site uses the WP ADA Compliance Check plugin to enhance accessibility.